Category: ERP



Client Overview: Senior Business Analyst

  • Amway was founded in 1959 by Jay Van Andel and Richard DeVos. Based in Ada, Michigan, the company and family of companies under Alticor reported sales growth of 9.5%, reaching US$9.2 billion for the year ending December 31, 2010. Its product lines include home care products, personal care products, jewelry, electronics, Nutrilite dietary supplements, water purifiers, air purifiers, insurance and cosmetics.
  • In 2004, Health & Beauty products accounted for nearly 60% of worldwide sales with locations in more than 80 countries and territories in the Americas, Europe, China, Japan and Korea, South East Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Amway is a truly global company.
  • Amway was ranked No.114 among the largest global retailers by Deloitte in 2006, and No.32 among the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes in 2010.

Sales Order Solution Project

The Sales Order Solution project will deliver the sales order, registration/renewal data, logic, and service components for a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) required for the ATLAS deployment in Europe, in a manner that ensures the effective delivery of these capabilities for web services and the contact center that meet business, functional and non-functional requirements and the unique aspects of Amway’s sales related processes without depending on Oracle EBS for the execution of transactions.

Project Deliverables:

  1. Identified business processes in scope for the Sales Order Solution but limited to order capture.
  2. Consolidated/validated Business Requirements and Solution Requirements (Functional and Non-functional Requirements) with stakeholders, and SME’s for the Enterprise Services department related to Order Capture business processes and prepared spreadsheet for import to IBM Rational DOORS and traceability via HP Quality Centre using SDLC format for Business Requirements Document. Processes included:
    • Distributor Registration
    • Distributor Resignation
    • Distributor Blocks and Privileges
    • Create Sales Order
    • Item Substitution and Back Order
    • Process Sales Order
    • Billing
    • Distributor Bonus
    • Awards and Line of Sponsorship
  3. Reformatted validated requirements (Business, Functional and Non-functional Requirements) for the Global eBusiness department by individual solution component.
  4. Drafted and colloborated with SDLC department to finalize Requirements definition.
  5. Prepared definition for User Stories, Use Case Diagrams (Context Models), and Use Case Scenarios.
  6. Prepared Use Case Diagrams (Context Models) and developed business and system Use Cases for the Enterprise Services department and the Functional Specification deliverable.

The Sales Order Solution project utilized Agile software development, Continue reading

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Infowave

Client Overview: Senior Business Analyst

Infowave acquired its product offering with the purchase of Telispark from Deloitte Consulting in 2004. Infowave Software developed software that enabled employees to access corporate networks using wireless devices such as laptops, personal digital assistants, and mobile phones.

Echo by Infowave!

  • Its Echo by Infowave software suite was composed of configurable modules (COTS) used in field service, supply chain, and asset management operations for reliable wireless transmission of data using a PDA device or Notebook (i.e. Panasonic Toughbook) and facilitated more efficient field force operations and productivity. Infowave targeted the utility, oil and gas, government, telecom, and other vertically integrated industries.
  • The system architecture included java J2EE platform utilizing middleware (i.e. TIBCO/WBISF) that integrated with SAP, PeopleSoft, and Passport ERP(s), including Oracle databases.
  • Infowave Software partnered with IBM USA to utilize their IBM® WebSphere® Business Integration Server Foundation (WBISF) to help link business processes with software applications.

Work Order Management, Supply Chain, and Scada Solutions

  • As the Professional Services, Business Analyst, Lezlie Tanasiuk was responsible for requirements analysis, preparation of the functional specification (Solution Design Document) including wireframe mock-ups for Chevron Pipeline and Shell Oil work order management and SCADA solutions.

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Client Overview: Lead Business Analyst

As a nationally recognized tire dealer in Canada, Fountain Tire offers a wide range of car, truck, and trailer tires, as well as complete automotive services, for any make and model of vehicle.

First started in 1956 in Wainwright, Alberta, by Bill Fountain, Fountain Tire expertly combines key factors such as experienced owners, licensed automotive technicians, and quality products to form a company driven to serve. Today, it has over 140 stores spanning as far west as Victoria, British Columbia and as far east as Thunder Bay, Ontario.

End of Day / End of Month Project!

The primary objective of the End of Day / End of Month Project (Business Process Re-Engineering) was to identify functional processes and document procedures to facilitate the streamlining of Fountain Tire’s, Financial Charges and Customer Statement processes. Continue reading

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